Archive for April, 2006

Fools Rush In

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Sci Fi Wire has some good links to the Star Wars fanfic issue. I think if you don’t expect a lot of buyers, publishing your fanfic on Amazon isn’t all that different from charging for fanfic fanzines–something that goes on all the time in fandom. Amazon is just easier to link.

You know you’re too fannish when…

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

…you bake a Dalek cake.

…you try to sell your Star Wars fanfic on Amazon.

The Massacre of Lisbon

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Wednesday marks the 500th anniversary of the Massacre of Lisbon, in which more than four thousand Portuguese Jews were killed over the course of three days (April 19-21, 1506). A memorial of sorts may be held in the Rossio; see Rua da Judiaria [in Portuguese] for more details.

See Wikipedia for some information about the massacre in English, or read The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon.

March Emacs

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

I downloaded the latest Carbon Emacs for MacOS X, with about as little success as I had last time. I think it’s time to roll my own again…

You may already be a downer, too

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

The BBC is back with more downer news. (See You may already be a downer for the previous mad cow disease news.) Though the headline is about blood transfusions, there’s no evidence in the article that the newfound risk of subclinical mad cow disease is restricted to human-to-human transmission. Up to 90% of people who have chowed on mad cows in the past could be sleeper cases right now.

It puts my crazy British coworker in a whole new light, it does…